Thought for the Day

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The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them.

—Macarius the Great

Not because one should dismiss the efforts made but because the efforts made are but a small part of the wider voyage. God is infinite, and seeking after God must also be infinite.

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